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Profile of Jammu and Kashmir Education

The political situation of Jammu and Kashmir is volatile and therefore education development is not at the same pace as in other states. Despite its odds,  the 2009 census shows that the state has  1.5 million students. Through several schemes, the Central and the State government authorities have tried their best to promote academics here. Over the past decade, there has been a rash of new private schools and even a few private colleges (mainly education, engineering and technical). Some of them provide excellent education. The literacy rate of Jammu and Kashmir was 55.5 % with male literacy rate being at 66.6 % as per 2001 census.

School Education in Jammu and Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir education board was established in the year 1970 which now has 15000 schools under its wing. Schools have also been set up in the remote villages of the state, thereby giving a boost to rural education in Jammu and Kashmir. 2000 schools of Jammu and Kashmir are built in the rural areas. Like in other parts of the country, Jammu and Kashmir also follows the 10 2 pattern of schooling. The schools are affiliated to the Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School education (JKBOSE) or the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). There are a number of Kendriya Vidyalayas and the Indian Army schools in the state. 

Higher Education in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir has a number of colleges offering graduation and post-graduation degrees in all streams. The Jammu and Kashmir colleges and universities have historical importance and have been recognized as excellent centers of learning. Some of the Bachelor degree programs include Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Hotel Administration and tourism management and several others. 

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